January 9th, 2015

News Around the Kingdom: BABY BLUES Anniversary

by The King

Greetings Comics Royals!

This week, Comics Kingdom proudly kicked off the start of an important and impressive anniversary year. “Baby Blues” reached a momentous milestone by marking its’ 25th anniversary in syndication. Since it first appeared on the newspaper comics pages in 1990, “Baby Blues” has enchanted new parents, grandparents, and kids alike with its humor and spot-on depictions of raising children and navigating tricky parental dilemmas.

Cartoonists Rick Kirkman and Jerry Scott hope that the inherent hopefulness and gentle humor in “Baby Blues” will continue to give their readers a little extra lift in their day for another 25 years to come. To see a commemorative celebration of the comic’s 25th Anniversary, a “Best of Baby Blues” collection of comics was posted on Tuesday. Fans can also read more about Jerry and Rick’s reaction to “Baby Blues” turning 25 here.


 In other news …

Real-life event inspires the current “Edge City” storyline …

John Rose (“Snuffy Smith”) is the recipient of two thoughtfully bodacious gifts

Dan Piraro (“Bizarro”) posts cartoons featuring centuars, prisoners and street beggars

“Dethany in Virtu/Noir,” the interactive iPad novella in which “On the FastracK” fans of Dethany become sleuths to solve a murder in cyberspace, is finished and awaiting Apple’s approval for selling on iTunes …


Brian Walker (“Hi and Lois”) posted a Sunday page from 2007 in which the characters make promises to overcome temptations, reform bad habits and improve their lives

“Intelligent Life” has made The Punchline’s list of Top Comics of 2014 by John Paul Weber (a.k.a. Comic Strip Critic) …

Did a character in “Mary Worth” make a cameo in “Zippy the Pinhead?” You be the judge …

Terri Libenson (“The Pajama Diaries”) resolves to do more public speaking in the new year …

Finally, we end on a lighter note with Rina Piccolo’s gif-generated “Happy Dance” featuring wacky fan favorite Monica of “Tina’s Groove” getting into her own groove.

Thanks for catching up on this week’s News Around the Kingdom. See you again next Friday!




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